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727 Nigerian doctors migrate to UK in five months

A REPORT has revealed that no fewer than 727 medical doctors trained in Nigeria relocated to the United Kingdom between December 2021 and May 2022.

The figure was contained in data obtained from the website of the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom on the number of foreign doctors working in the country.

The data showed that Nigeria is the country with the third highest number of foreign doctors working in the UK, coming behind only India and Pakistan.

As of November 2021, 8,983 Nigerian trained doctors were working in the UK.

But another 727 were licensed between December 2021 and April 2022.

That brought the total number of Nigerian doctors in the UK to 9,710.

This comes at a time the Federal Government failed to pay the new hazard allowance to medical doctors and other categories of health workers.

Recall that in December 2021, the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission in a circular SWC/S04/S.218/11/406, announced that the government had reviewed hazard allowance following engagements with the unions and associations in the health sector.

The President of the Medical and Dental Consultant Association of Nigeria, Dr Victor Makanjuola disclosed that he government had yet to begin the implementation.

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